Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Toys and Techniques

Ahh I've been at it again. This first card is an angled view of the Easter card I made for my Grandparents this year. It was the perfect excuse to use my new toy, Spellbinders Labels Seven. I used several layers of the labels and made a score line down the center of them to make it look like a book. I inked the edges of the 'pages' to enhance the effect.

The two cards below are made with techniques that have been around for a while but are new to me.

This first one uses a technique called spotlighting. I've been meaning to try this for a while and finally got around to it. I thought this big butterfly and flower stamp was perfect for it although you can do this with anything really. It's not difficult at all.

I was pleased with the end result here.

I have a big bag full of scraps of beautiful papers that are leftover from numerous projects that I can't bring myself to just throw away. This next technique is a great way to make use of those pretty little bits.

Just take your card front, randomly glue little pieces of paper all over the surface and then trim any pieces that go over the edge of the card off. It creates sort of a patchwork quilt or abstract collage look for your background.

This was my first try at it and I think it went pretty well. Perhaps next time I will use a wider variety of papers.

That's all for this edition!

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